Unable to save prefs in Windows/Mac standalones

charles61 cszasz at mac.com
Thu Jul 22 11:04:51 CDT 2010


I have two stacks: a splash and an app stack (S504). I have a stack "prefs"
which is part of the app stack. The Prefs stack is not moved out as a
separate stack when the standalone is made. I used an installer to install
my program in the AllUsersAppData directory for windows Xp. 

When I run the installed Window app, I open the Prefs stack and entered
information into six fields: myCounty, school system, site, agent, contact
and email. I closed the Prefs stack and then quit my app. When I relaunched
my app, the fields cited above are not filled in my app. But I open the
Prefs stack, the fields are filled in. When I closed the Prefs stack, then
the fields in my app are filled. 

I would appreciate suggestions on how to correct this problem!

I have the following script in my Prefs stack:

on preOpenStack
   set the loc of me to the loc of stack "S504"
   loadPrefs
end preOpenStack

on closeStack
   saveprefs
end closeStack

on loadPrefs pFilename
   local tPrefs
   
   --   put url ("binfile:" & pFilename) into tPrefs
   IF the platform is "MacOS" 
   then 
      put url ("binfile:" & specialFolderPath("preferences") & "/" &
"S504_prefs") into tPrefs
   end if
   
   IF the platform is "win32" 
   then 
      put url ("binfile:" & specialFolderPath(26) & "/" & "S504_prefs") into
tPrefs
   end if
   
   put arrayDecode(tPrefs) into tPrefs
   
   -- now fill in all my data...
   put tPrefs["county"] into field "myCounty" of card id 1002 of stack
"prefs"
   put tPrefs["county"] into field "school system" of card "referral" of
stack "S504"
   --   put tPrefs["county"] into field "site" of card "adult" of stack
"S504"
   
   put tPrefs["school"] into field "mySchool" of card id 1002 of stack
"prefs"
   put tPrefs["school"] into field "school" of card "referral" of stack
"S504"
   put tPrefs["school"] into field "site" of card "adult" of stack "S504"
   
   put tPrefs["agent"] into field "agent" of card id 1002 of stack "prefs"
   put tPrefs["agent"] into field "agent" of card "letter" of stack "S504"
   put tPrefs["agent"] into field "agent" of card "adult letter" of stack
"S504"
   
   put tPrefs["contact"] into field "contact" of card id 1002 of stack
"prefs"
   put tPrefs["contact"] into field "contact" of card "letter" of stack
"S504"
   put tPrefs["contact"] into field "contact" of card "adult letter" of
stack "S504"
   
   put tPrefs["email"] into field "email" of card id 1002 of stack "prefs"
   put tPrefs["email"] into field "email" of card "letter" of stack "S504"
   put tPrefs["email"] into field "email" of card "adult letter" of stack
"S504"
end loadPrefs

on savePrefs pFilename
   local tPrefs
   
   --Fill in all of my data
   put field "myCounty" into tPrefs["county"]
   put field "mySchool" into tPrefs["school"]
   put field "agent" into tPrefs["agent"]
   put field "contact" into tPrefs["contact"]
   put field "email" into tPrefs["email"]
   
   IF the platform is "MacOS" 
   then 
      put arrayEncode(tPrefs) into url ("binfile:" &
specialFolderPath("preferences") & "/" & "S504_prefs")
       
   end if
   
   IF the platform is "win32" 
   then 
      put arrayEncode(tPrefs) into url ("binfile:" & specialFolderPath(26) &
"/" & "S504_prefs")
       
   end if
   
end savePrefs


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